Today's Sports

  • Eagles press past Bulldogs

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville’s full-court presses and half-court traps forced numerous turnovers as the Eagles beat Cannelton 107-33 in season-opening boys basketball Wednesday.
    “What I think we were unprepared for was how physical they were on defense,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “It’s hard to simulate that with your JV kids in practice, so that really hurt us.
    “I don’t know that we’ll run into a team that will be much better defensively than they are, especially for a Class A school.

  • Tell City outshoots, outrebounds...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City used hot shooting streaks at the start of the first and third quarters to beat Perry Central 57-37 in season-opening boys basketball Wednesday.
    The Marksmen hit four of their first five shots from the field - and scored on a rebound of their miss - to jump to a 9-2 lead in the first 2:51, forcing Perry Central to call a timeout.
    Tell City added three more baskets after the timeout, though, to expand its lead to 15-2.

  • PC nips Marksmen for third place...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central pulled ahead in the final 11 seconds to beat Tell City 36-31 for third place in Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    The game was close all the way, with four ties and four lead changes in the final quarter.
    Kali Lehmkuhler hit a 17-footer with 0:44 left to put Tell City ahead 31-29.
    After Perry Central tied the game on a rebound basket, Tell City missed a free throw with 0:26 left.

  • Chargers outswim Tell City girls

    PETERSBURG—Freshman Emma Armstrong was the only Tell Citian to win an event in a 129-42 girls swimming loss to Pike Central Monday.
    Armstrong took the 500-yard freestyle in 6:40.89.
    She placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:54.10.
    Sam Stephens placed second in two events, swimming the 200 freestyle in 2:33.01 and the 100 backstroke in 1:20.17.
    Destiny Little placed second in the 50 free in 33.12 seconds and third in the 100 free in 1:18.76.
    Brea Haller took second in the 100 butterfly in 1:33.40.

  • Pike Central defeats Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won four events but lost to defending PAC champion Pike Central 111-65 in season-opening boys swimming Monday.
    Elliot Reed, Neal Hollinden, Miles Brown and Drew Ettensohn won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:59.38, edging Pike Central’s top team by 35-hundredths of a second.
    Brown also won the 100 free in 55.20 seconds.
    Ettensohn swam the 100 butterfly in 59.94 to win it by 7.01 seconds over Pike Central’s Jersey Mills.
    Josh Gaynor won the diving with 188.70 points.

  • Tell City 3-2 at Bedford

    BEDFORD—Shane Braunecker went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 3-2 record in Bedford North Lawrence’s Super 6 Duals wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    Tell City beat Bedford North Lawrence 51-19, North Harrison 59-17, and Forest Park 56-21 but lost to New Albany 45-30 and to Bloomington North 42-18.
    Braunecker, a freshman competing in the 132-pound weight class, pinned four of his opponents.
    Tyler Hawhee went 4-1 with three pins at 160 and Alec Stahly went 4-1 with two pins at 170.

  • Tell City stops Reitz 42-21

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City committed just 10 turnovers and hit 75.0 percent of its free throws in a 42-21 girls basketball victory over Reitz Saturday.
    Those factors made up for the Marksmen’s hitting only 31.6 percent from the field.
    Senior Katie Goffinet led the Marksmen with 16 points. She hit 4 of 9 from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, and 5 of 6 free throws.
    Junior center Kammie Jo Hayes added 13 points on 5 of 7 field-goal shooting and 3 of 4 free throws.
    Hayes grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and blocked four shots.

  • PC pulls away from Bulldogs in...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used pressure defense and strong rebounding to pull away from Cannelton in the third quarter en route to a 43-25 girls basketball victory Monday.
    Perry Central led only 14-13 at halftime but scored the first seven points of the third quarter to take control.
    Caylyn Peter started that run with a layup off a Cannelton turnover.
    Elizabeth Dauby then made 1 of 2 free throws to make the score 17-13.

  • Simpson shares his fourth boys...

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    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson won his fourth boys cross country Most Valuable Runner award at Tell City’s fall sports awards program Wednesday, but this year he shared it with Nate Kaiser.
    Simpson was the only repeat MVP.
    Some sports didn’t name an MVP or split it into outstanding offensive and defensive player awards.
    Volleyball did that and Morgan Schuetter repeated as Outstanding Defensive Player.
    The complete list of award winners:
    Boys Cross Country

  • Rangers outshoot PC girls

    FERDINAND—Perry Central hit only 29.1 percent from the field in a 48-20 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thusday.
    “We let them push us around, and we looked frazzled when we did get an open shot,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Perry Central committed 22 turnovers, most of them in the halfcourt.
    “We broke their 2-2-1 press,” said Guillaume. “He had taken it off by the end of the first quarter.
    “The first possession we had a turnover, then we missed six shots.